The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 61 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 10 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.13% 0.11% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.15% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 7
Average daily rate £355 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Functional Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
713 688 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.38% 78.45% 80.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 510 494
Average daily rate £375 £385 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 25
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.74 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +27.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.13 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (10.00%) MODAF
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Military
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) UML

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) HR Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) HR Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Systems Test Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) System Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) MODAF
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared